Find out where Shelton High School ranks in U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report reviewed more than 24,000 U.S. public high schools and 207 Connecticut schools made their 2020 rankings. Below are the rankings of high schools in and around {town}.

High SchoolCT RankNat RankGrad RateEnrollment
Stratford High School#112#6,56794%958
Ansonia High School#114#6,78294%567
Hill Regional Career High School#119#7,58494%656
Amistad Academy#120#7,59196%240
Bunnell High School#122#7,65698%1,045
Cooperative High School#126#7,79997%630
Elm City College Preparatory School#127#7,80796%164
Wilbur Cross High School#129#7,84282%1,458
West Haven High School#135#8,65288%1,452
High School In The Community#138#9,06875%237
Sound School#140#9,45492%331
Derby High School#154#11,61581%353
Metropolitan Business High School#158#12,51588%405
Emmett O'Brien Technical High School#162-207#13,345-17,79298%582
Highville Charter School#162-207#13,345-17,792100%75
James Hillhouse High School#162-207#13,345-17,79268%927
New Haven Academy#162-207#13,345-17,79284%280
Platt Technical High School#162-207#13,345-17,79298%816
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According to U.S. News & World Report, the highest-ranked schools are scattered throughout the country, showing that the best schools are not concentrated in any one geographic area. Nine different states are represented among the top 10 schools. More broadly, the top 100 schools span 29 states.


U.S. News & World Report says that they take a holistic approach to evaluating schools, focusing on six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates. College readiness measures participation and performance on AP and IB exams.

Here are the top 10 high schools in Connecticut:
#1 Connecticut IB Academy in East Hartford
#2 Weston High School
#3 Darien High School
#4 Staples High School (Westport)
#5 New Canaan High School
#6 Simsbury High School
#7 Greenwich High School
#8 Hall High School (West Hartford)
#9 Ridgefield High School
#10 Marine Science Magnet High School of Southeastern
See the complete Connecticut High School rankings HERE.
To see how schools in the state’s top metro areas ranked, check out the pages for Hartford, New Haven, Norwich, and Bridgeport.

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